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Myanmar lost an estimated 1.2 million jobs in the second quarter following the February military takeover that paralyzed an economy already weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Labor Organisation.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon over allegations he misappropriated $140 million, two government sources told Reuters.
CHISINAU (Reuters) -Moldovans were voting in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday in which pro-Western President Maya Sandu hopes to win a majority to fight corruption and carry out reforms she says were blocked by allies of her pro-Russian predecessor, Igor Dodon.
Phase 3 clinical trial results for this two-dose vaccine were recently announced by the US-based biotechnology company.
TIRANA (Reuters) -Albania held a parliamentary election on Sunday likely to be a neck-and-neck contest between the ruling Socialists and the opposition as corruption weighs heavily on voters in one of Europe's poorest nations.
KIGALI (Reuters) - The first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 shots to be dispatched to Africa under the global COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme were to arrive in Rwanda on Wednesday, as efforts to inoculate the world's poorest nations accelerate.
Premier Hun Sen announced that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of South-East Asia’s poorest nations.
PHNOM PENH (AFP): Cambodian premier Hun Sen announced Tuesday (Dec 29) that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged world leaders on Thursday to divert funds used for armaments to confront problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure vaccines reach the poor and most vulnerable nations.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Many countries will miss a deadline to submit updated climate action plans by 2020 as mandated by the Paris climate pact due to COVID-19 delays, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.